Southampton Village Police Chief William Wilson Jr. will soon be taking the helm of the much larger Southampton Town Police Department, officials announced Friday.
“After several weeks of intensive discussion and careful deliberation, I am pleased to announce the Town Board will appoint William Wilson, Jr., said Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst. “This has been a very difficult decision for us all because we have great respect and appreciation for all of the fine officers who were considered for this position.”
Ms. Throne-Holst said she is confident the Town Board made a choice “that will provide our town with a strong, progressive vision for the future.”
Mr. Wilson is replacing James Overton, who retired April 15 after serving as chief since 1990.